Snacks & Candy

Snacks and candy category news for the convenience store retail industry.
Mondelez products

Snack maker names new chief executive

DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Mondelez International has selected Dirk Van de Put to lead the company after CEO Irene Rosenfeld announced she will step down in November 2017. Van de Put is president and CEO of McCain Foods, Florenceville, Canada. Rosenfeld will step down in November from the position she's...

Apollo energy gum jet pack

Apollo Energy Gum has been making deliveries via jetpack

DENVER -- It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a … gum-laden jetpack? Denver-based Apollo Energy Gum has recently been making some deliveries via an 800-horsepower jetpack, surprising retailers, customers and curious onlookers alike when touching down at locations such as a 7-Eleven store and Union...

impulse candy

How convenience retailers can get customers to zero in on purchases at the checkout, on a shelf or anywhere else in the store

Monedelez products
Second-quarter growth down 3%
New cases reduce labor time, environmental impact

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dried fruit and nuts
Not only are consumers accepting of natural, better-for-you snacks in convenience stores, they’re expecting them.
Otis Spunkmeyer
Snack brand launches No Funky Stuff line for c-stores
Nestle candy bars
Chocolate giant will explore strategic options for U.S. confectionery business, including potential sale

Extension should minimize transition period during which consumers will see both old and new versions of label in marketplace